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The wildlife at the Great Salt Lake

Corinne, UT, United States
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It goes without saying that you can't drink the water in the Great Salt Lake. Prior to my visit there I also assumed that it was so salty that life had a hard time surviving there. Well, it turns out I was wrong. The lake is full of life specialized to the conditions at the lake. Brine shrimp form a large part of the food chain, but there are other specialized creatures. During the spring and fall migration, birds by the thousands flock (pun intended) to the lake to feast on this inland sea's bounty. As you can see from the sign in the photo, this also created an opportunity for hunters. I took this shot because the surrounding scenery was beautiful, but also because I was intrigued by that fact that this area has a historical claim to fame.
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Points of interest

Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge
A small visitor center with some walking trails to view the wildlife.

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